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Encyclopedia > Jayne Torvill
Olympic Medal Record
Figure Skating
Gold 1984 Sarajevo Ice Dance
Bronze 1994 Lillehammer Ice Dance

Jayne Torvill (born October 7, 1957, Nottingham, United Kingdom) is a British figure skater who won a gold medal in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics with her skating partner Christopher Dean and a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... 1984 Winter Olympic Games Figure skating // Women Men Pairs Ice Dancing Categories: | ... The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ... Figure skating medalists at the 1994 Winter Olympics // Women Men Pairs Ice Dancing Categories: | ... October 7 is the 280th day of the year (281st in leap years). ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Nottingham is a city (the county town of Nottinghamshire) in the East Midlands of England. ... Ice dancing is a form of figure skating which draws from the world of ballroom dancing. ... The 1984 Winter Olympics, officially known as the XIV Olympic Winter Games, were held in 1984 in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Yugoslavia. ... Christopher Colin Dean (born July 22, 1958 in Nottingham, Great Britain) is a British figure skater who won a gold medal in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics with his skating partner Jayne Torvill. ... The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ...


Torvill became hooked on ice skating at the age of 8 following an after school trip to the local ice rink. In 1971 at age 14, Torvill became the British National Pairs Champion with her then partner, Michael Hutchenson. After parting with Hutchenson, Torvill continued to skate on her own for a while before teaming up with Dean in 1975. After placing 5th in the 1980 Winter Olympics at Lake Placid, Dean gave up his job as a policeman and Torvill gave up hers as an insurance clerk to skate full-time together. The XIII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1980 in Lake Placid, New York, United States of America. ... Lake Placid is the name of some places in the United States of America: Lake Placid, Florida Lake Placid, New York Lake Placid is also a lake in the state of New York (see Lake Placid (lake)). Lake Placid is also the name of a film. ...


The Torvill and Dean win at the 1984 Sarajevo Winter Games was one of the most popular achievements in the history of British sport, watched by a British television audience of twenty four million people. Torvill and Dean returned to competition and added a bronze medal at the 1994 Winter Olympics. Torvill and Dean are a famous innovative British ice dancing team, consisting of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. ... The XVII Olympic Winter Games were held in 1994 in Lillehammer, Norway. ...


Torvill was awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1999. She currently resides in London, England. She married to Phil Christensen in 1990. Christensen was an American engineer who had worked on Torvill and Dean's ice show tour. Commanders Badge of the Order of the British Empire The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is an order of chivalry established on 4 June 1917 by George V. The Order includes five classes in civil and military divisions, in decreasing order of seniority: Knight or Dame Grand... The Houses of Parliament and the clock tower containing Big Ben Part of the London skyline viewed from the South Bank London (see Wiktionary:London for the name in other languages) is the capital of the United Kingdom and England. ... Royal motto (French): Dieu et mon droit (Translated: God and my right) Englands location within the British Isles Languages English (de facto) Capital London de facto Largest city London Area – Total Ranked 1st UK 130,395 km² Population – Total (mid-2004) – Total (2001 Census) – Density Ranked 1st UK 50. ...

Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill, being awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1999.
Christopher Dean and Jayne Torvill, being awarded the Order of the British Empire in 1999.

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See also

Torvill and Dean are a famous innovative British ice dancing team, consisting of Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean. ... Figure skating is an ice skating sporting event where individuals, mixed couples, or groups perform spins, jumps, and other moves on the ice, often to music. ... The World Figure Skating Championships in an annual event in which elite figure skaters compete for the title of World Champion. ... Christopher Colin Dean (born July 22, 1958 in Nottingham, Great Britain) is a British figure skater who won a gold medal in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics with his skating partner Jayne Torvill. ...

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Preceded by:
Steve Cram
BBC Sports Personality of the Year
1984 (joint with Christopher Dean)
Succeeded by:
Barry McGuigan

At World Championship 1987 Steve Cram (born October 14, 1960) was a British athlete during the countrys domination of middle distance running in the 1980s. ... The BBC Sports Personality of the Year award has been given to one British sportsperson each year since 1954. ... Christopher Colin Dean (born July 22, 1958 in Nottingham, Great Britain) is a British figure skater who won a gold medal in ice dancing at the 1984 Winter Olympics with his skating partner Jayne Torvill. ... Barry McGuigan (born February 28, 1961 in Clones, County Monaghan, Republic of Ireland), nicknamed The Clones Cyclone, was a professional boxer who became a world Featherweight champion. ...

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